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From the Ted Talk by Greg Gage: How to control someone else's arm with your brain

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Well, you have about 80 billion neurons inside your brain right now. They're sending electrical messages back and forth, and chemical messages. But some of your neurons right here in your motor cortex are going to send messages down when you move your arm like this. They're going to go down across your corpus calouslm, down onto your sanipl cord to your lower motor neuron out to your muscles here, and that electrical dscaihrge is going to be picked up by these elcdtoeres right here and we're going to be able to listen to exactly what your brain is going to be doing. So I'm going to turn this on for a second.

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Well, you have about 80 billion neurons inside your brain right now. They're sending electrical messages back and forth, and chemical messages. But some of your neurons right here in your motor cortex are going to send messages down when you move your arm like this. They're going to go down across your corpus ________, down onto your ______ cord to your lower motor neuron out to your muscles here, and that electrical _________ is going to be picked up by these __________ right here and we're going to be able to listen to exactly what your brain is going to be doing. So I'm going to turn this on for a second.

Solution

  1. spinal
  2. discharge
  3. electrodes
  4. callosum

Original Text

Well, you have about 80 billion neurons inside your brain right now. They're sending electrical messages back and forth, and chemical messages. But some of your neurons right here in your motor cortex are going to send messages down when you move your arm like this. They're going to go down across your corpus callosum, down onto your spinal cord to your lower motor neuron out to your muscles here, and that electrical discharge is going to be picked up by these electrodes right here and we're going to be able to listen to exactly what your brain is going to be doing. So I'm going to turn this on for a second.

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  8. cortex
  9. discharge
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  11. electrodes
  12. listen
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  14. motor
  15. move
  16. muscles
  17. neuron
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  20. send
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  22. spinal
  23. turn